I am sure that the makers of board games sit around their board room tables and relish the fact that millions of homes will turn off their televisions, put down the video games and actually communicate over their product. They excitedly dream of the revenues piling in while promoting family time among the general public.
Needless to say, whenever those loved boardgames are brought out of the closet and placed upon my carpet to begin family frivolity and memory making. . .all hell breaks loose. The games are never played as they should be – or rarely. The pieces and cards are flung and ricocheted all over the house nevermore to be found until the furniture is moved. It is abnormal if a fight doesn’t break out! Yes, I thank the board game makers every time this happens.
Tonight was another night of family unity as we dusted off the Candy Land game for an evening of delight and delicacy as we looked at the lovely board graced with deliciousness. What could be better!
I left the room to pop a bowl of popcorn and upon my return I discovered the happy children of my home had turned Candy Land into WWF right there on the floor of the living room. Each of them was contorting their bodies trying to get as many of the cards under their body as possible. Evely seemed to be winning until Jaden sat up and snatched a handful of her cards right out from under her. Then the war of words ensued. Each precious child edging closer and closer to the other, noses and lips formed into snarls. Eyes flashed with scorn and hatred at the other. It was a sight to behold.
Jaden: “Evely, get off of me!”
Evely: “I’m not on you. You took my cards!”
Jaden: “No, I didn’t!”
Evely: “Give them back!”
Jaden: “NO!” Then he purses up his lips and begins to BLOW on her head as hard as he can. The irritation hit it’s peak and Evely screams at him in the most hateful voice she can muster. . .
Evely: “I’m Not A CAKE!!”
Julian and I just CRACKED UP!!!
Only from a two-year old brain. . .